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SEPTEMBER

2009

THE RESEARCHER

TEXAS S OUTHERN U NIVERS ITY

An Office of Res earch pu blication dedicated to th e in teres t of res earch ers at TS U.

OFFICE

OF

RESEARCH

3100 Cleburne Street Houston, TX 77004 http://www.tsu.edu/research PROVOST & VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SUNNY OHIA, Ph.D. ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SUNNY OHIA, Ph.D., ACTING RESEARCH FUNDING AND PRE-AWARD SERVICES HANNAH HALL SUITE 230 Shola Ewulo, M.S. Director Phone (713) 313-7457 Fax (713) 313-7598 RESEARCH FINANCIAL SERVICES HANNAH HALL SUITE 142 Diane W. Lewis, M.B.A. Director Phone (713) 313-7020 Fax (713) 313-7373 RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES HANNAH HALL SUITE 230 Linda M. Gardiner, Ph.D. Director Phone (713) 313-4245 Fax (713) 313-7598

W ELCOME B ACK

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2009-2010

The Office of Research welcomes our research constituents back to campus for the start of a new academic year. As you settle down into your regular routine of what you do best ­ Teaching, Research and Student Advisement, please be on the look-out for research and non-research funding opportunities that will be disseminated throughout the 2010 fiscal year. We are anticipating more funding opportunities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We will get these opportunities out to you as soon as we identify them. Starting in September 2009, our monthly funding opportunity announcements will be clustered by: Bio-Med Sciences and Engineering, Community Advancement and Education, Complex System / Space Exploration, Arts and Humanities, Energy and Natural Resources, Nano Materials and the State of Texas.

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C E N T E R O N T H E FAM I LY

The Center On The Family, under the leadership of Dr. Nan Delafosse is a multi-purpose center established in the 90's, serving Texas Southern University and Houston communities as an outreach center for the education and positive development of children, youth, families and senior citizens. With roots deeply entrenched in the community and funding from Houston-Galveston Area Council Area Agency on Aging and the Houston-Harris County Area Agency on Aging, the Center provides multi-purpose programs in: AGING AND INTERGENERATIONAL RESOURCES: Headed by Ms. Lena Bean, the program mobilizes TSU and community efforts by linking resources to form a comprehensive, intergenerational and community based delivery system for an aging society ­ through comprehensive education, training and referral services.

Director, Center On The Family Phone (713) 313-1991 [email protected]

DR. NAN DELAFOSSE

CRISIS INTERVENTION UNIT: Headed by Ms. Vickie Johnson, the unit provides counseling activities for students by addressing personal and societal problems that interferes with learning and class attendance. Throughout the year, the unit offer educational workshops on stress management, relationship issues, communication skills, time management, study skills and test anxiety. Continue on page 2

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Diann Bowden and the COTF Students

From L to R: Lena Bean, Mary Hawkins, Eva Wooten, Diann Bowden, Vickie Johnson, Demetra Minor, Shannon Henderson, and Dr. Nan Delafosse THE PARENT-CHILD LEARNING LABORATORY: Headed by Ms. Mary Hawkins and Ms. Eva Wooten, the unit is a four-star childcare facility that accepts children 2 weeks to 36 months old. With an academic curriculum designed to build infants cognitive skills, the unit places emphasis on strengthening family's childrearing capabilities in a stimulating and caring environment. W.R. BANKS CHILD DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY: Headed by Ms. Diann Atkinson-Bowden, the unit provides a nurturing day care atmosphere for 3 and 4 year old children of students, faculty and families in the Houston metropolitan area. The unit also serves as a clinical teaching and observation facility providing age appropriate teaching materials and instructional support. In addition to these great programs, the Center on the Family also provides an Open Access Computer Lab and Work-Study opportunities for students.

From L to R: Eva Wooten, Mary Hawkins, Diann Bowden, Dr. Nan Delafosse, and the COTF Students

Thank you, Dr. Delafosse and the entire staff of the Center on the Family, for the important role and services you provide Texas Southern University and the Houston community as a whole.

SPOTLIGHT ON A PI - DR. ROCHELLE PARKS-Y ANCY

Dr. Parks-Yancy, Assistant Professor of Management at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University, studies racial and gender differences in how individuals find jobs and pursue various career endeavors. She was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Armenia. This is a very prestigious award, in which only select scholars from around the U.S. are chosen. The Fulbright program enables scholars to study abroad to enhance their teaching repertoire and broaden their research focus. Dr. Parks-Yancy will study how Armenian workers draw on their social networks for their career pursuits and she will compare the findings with data that she has already collected from a U.S. sample of workers. Her work is intended to address underlying reasons as to why some groups are more successful in their career pursuits than others.

P R O P O S A L S A WA R D E D

PI's Name Xuemin Chen Adebayo Oyekan David Olowokere Bobby Wilson Victor Obot Wei Wayne Li Xuemin Chen Olufisayo Jejelowo Virginia Day Funding Agency National Science Foundation National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Science Foundation

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Title

A U G U S T 2009

TSU Department Engineering Technology Pharmacy/CFC Engineering Technology Award Funding $49,970 $361,795 $149,941

Collaborative Research: Develop Next Generation Unified Framework for Remote Laboratory Experiments Texas Southern University Research Scientist Award Targeted Infusion Grant: Development of Virtual and Remote Laboratory for Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students

National Science Chemistry and Science and Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) $500,000 Foundation Mathematics JiangXI Association Designing a Wireless Communication Service Center for Disabled for the Handicapped Computer Science $50,100 Persons with Modern Information Technology Entrepreneur National Science Collaborative Research: Developing Virtual and Remote Engineering $100,000 Foundation Undergraduate Laboratory for Engineering Technology Technology NASA U. S. Department of Education Center for Bio-Nanotechnology and Environmental Research Talent Search Program Biology $1,000,000 Student Success $443,152 Services Total $2,654,958

PROPOSALS SUBMITTED

PI's Name C. J. Tymczak Bobby L. Wilson Alamelu Sundaresan Xuemin Chen Shishir Shishodia Nan Delafosse Funding Agency National Science Foundation National Science Foundation

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A U G U S T 2009

TSU Department Physics Chemistry Proposed Amount $265,550.00 $12,400,009.00 $170,057.00 $117,042.00 $109,252.43 $130,118.24 $53,094.69 $13,319,325.36

Title An Engine of Discovery and Education through Computational Sciences at Texas Southern University Texas Southern University and North Forest Independent School District Math and Science Partnership Academy

UT-Health Center/ Nutritional Nucleotides as Immunomodulators in an In Vivo Analog Biology NASA of Microgravity University of Conn./U. Development of Innovative Blast Protection Structural Wrap Engineering S. Dept. of Homeland System for Highway Structures Technologies Security U. S. Army MRMC Houston-Harris County Area Agency on Aging Prevention and Therapy of Lung Cancer with Guggulsterone Caregiver Education and Training (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren) Caregiver Information Services Biology Center on the Family Total

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"T HE R ESEARCHER "?

Texas Southern University (TSU) Research Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit entries whereby they highlight their current meritorious accomplishments in research. All who are interested should forward their entries to [email protected] on or before the 15th of each month for consideration for the proceeding month's issue. Researchers should note that there may be more meritorious entry submissions than publishing space. In the event that this occurs, all entries will be saved and considered for future publications. Individuals whose entries are chosen will be notified prior to the respective issue release. The entries should be 150 words or less, require minimal editing and accompanied by an electronic photo. Contact The Office of Research with inquiries about the publication at 713-313-4245.

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